Health department reports 1,140 new COVID-19 cases

Coronavirus
Indiana COVID update

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INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health reported 1,140 new positive coronavirus cases and no additional deaths in its latest update.

The agency’s dashboard puts the state’s 7-day all-test positivity rate at 7.9% with a rate of 16% positive for unique individuals. The delta variant was responsible for 99.2% of samples tested this month, according to state data.

Dashboard data represents cases and deaths processed within the last 24 hours, according to the Indiana Department of Health.

The agency said 7,557 additional Hoosiers are now fully vaccinated. To date, 3,367,264 first doses of the two-dose vaccine have been administered and 3,382,654 individuals are fully vaccinated

The health department said the fully vaccinated number includes individuals who have received a second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines and those who received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is now available for kids 5-11 after getting final approval from the CDC.

  • Indiana COVID update

The County Metric map shows 40 in Orange, 49 in Yellow and two in Red (Grant and LaGrange). One county (Fayette) was in Blue. The map is updated each Wednesday.

The weekly score is determined by each county’s Weekly Cases Per 100,000 residents and its 7-Day All Test Positivity Rate.

Since the start of the pandemic, the state has reported 1,035,141 total positive cases and 16,355 total deaths. There are also 561 probable COVID-19 deaths.

The latest hospitalization numbers show 1,226 total COVID-19 patients: 1,051 confirmed and 175 under investigation.

The department says 31.2% of ICU beds and 75.1% of ventilators are available across the state.

Hoosiers age 5 and older are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. To schedule an appointment, visit Ourshot.In.Gov or call 211 if you do not have access to a computer or require assistance.

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